CLIENT DATA FILE
CLIENT: PENDERGRASS CONSULTING
CLIENT ID: PNC-667
CLIENT TYPE: CORPORATE
CLIENT STATUS: FORMER
CASES: 10 11
Pendergrass Consulting is a local firm that does political fixing. It is big locally in Chicago. It tends to focus on Democratic candidates since it is Chicago. Firm has worked with them on a number of cases in the past. However, its current CEO has discontinued our services after our failure to secure a patent for an unknown Pendergrass client. Patent was Case PNC-667-0011Z.
CASE FILE: PNC-667-0011Z.
CASE TYPE: PATENT
CASE STATUS: CLOSED, UNSUCESSFUL
Patent to be filed for PENDERGRASS CONSULTING. Patent was for process to desalinize water through an organic membrane. Goal was to freeze out inventor of similar process. Patent was denied and awarded to other inventor in first court case.
The case was expected to move to the next level of court, but there was a fast decision and no appeal. This was despite several assurances from the judge, paid for, about how this would go. The judge ruled against the client and then would have no further contact with us. Blackmail attempt failed when his mistress went missing. We suspect someone working against us, but our PI investigations have uncovered nothing.
225 GREENWOOD ST, EVANSTON, IL 60201
CLIENT: GLADYS BLACK, CFO OF PENDERGRASS CONSULTING
CLIENT TYPE: PRIVATE
1. Prevent designation as historical landmark
2. Prevent other party from purchase of land
HISTORY OF PROPERTY:
The house in question has a long history. Built for the Goodman family in 1861 by an abolitionist Georgian merchant fleeing the crisis of the Civil war, it continued as a family home until it was sold during the Great Depression in 1932 to the Tillman family. The house was sold in 1959 after Henry Tillman, the rather odd owner, was placed in a mental hospital where he stayed the rest of his days. The home changed hands without anyone living in it until 1965 when it was bought and lived in by a rich widow, Bethany Christian. Ms. Christian rented rooms to various characters over the years, much as a sanctuary for troubled souls. It is here it took on its religious name. Over the span of over 30 years, the neighborhood was enriched through the works of residents.
Ms. Christian died in 1999, at age 90, and the home was sold off to be fully refurbished. In 2002 a young couple bought it, with him being a financial wizard in Commodities. This was the Vogel family.
In 2009, the family was murdered by their eldest son, Samuel. Nora, 10 and her younger brother Justin 8. Samuel was committed to a criminal asylum. The home was then purchased by art and artifact collector Vincent Derbyshire, who briefly lived in the home, but who’s travels kept him abroad. Derbyshire died abroad, leaving a sizeable estate to the Derbyshire Foundation. The Foundation is seeking to sell the home for $4.5 Million.
1. House is rumored to be haunted. Play that up as needed.
2. Ms. Black is keeping this private, and it MUST REMAIN SO. Under no circumstances should anyone at Pendergrass know. This is NOT a black-mail situation.
3. Success will result in more contracts from Pendergrass